Feature: Book design

 
Looking at magazines looking at themselves

Looking at magazines looking at themselves

Five enormous, lavish books celebrate the achievements of five legendary titles: Harper’s Bazaar…

 
Firm grasp on a shaky line

Firm grasp on a shaky line

R.O. Blechman’s career has spanned illustration, graphic design and film-making. His deceptively simple…

 
Modernist cottage industry

Modernist cottage industry

For more than a decade, Ruth Artmonsky has been publishing modest, readable books about design and…

 
The case of Romek Marber

The case of Romek Marber

The Polish-born graphic designer behind Penguin’s ‘Marber grid’ helped to define British postwar graphic…

 
Stamped in the memory

Stamped in the memory

The Gentle Author’s book about East London print and envelope specialists the Baddeley Brothers…

 
Four seasons

Four seasons

Micha Weidmann’s art direction for a cookbook by London chef Ollie Dabbous, with photographs by Joakim…

 
Reputations: Mucho

Reputations: Mucho

‘We were interested in working internationally, to learn from different cultures and to know how design…

 
Reputations: Irma  Boom

Reputations: Irma Boom

‘I compare my work to architecture. I don’t build villas, I build social housing. The books are…

 
To have and to hold

To have and to hold

The challenges of digital publishing have galvanised a new spirit in book design and production. Is it…

 
In the right place

In the right place

In this extract from his book, Gerald Cinamon explains how he brought integrated book design to Penguin…

 
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